The U.S Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the
Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services have announced a February 23, 2012, public meeting in College
Park, Maryland, to provide information and receive public comments on draft
U.S. positions to be discussed at the 6th Session of the Codex Committee on
Contaminants in Food (CCCF) on March 26-30 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
CCCF is responsible for establishing or endorsing maximum levels “for
contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed.” Agenda
items will include draft maximum levels for melamine in liquid infant formula,
arsenic in rice, and deoxynivalenol and its acetylated derivatives in cereals
and cereal-based products. See Federal Register, February 3, 2012.

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